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The Top Ten Books Everyone Lies About Reading

According to the internets, everyone lies about having read these 10 books:

 

To Kill A Mockingbird

Romeo and Juliet

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Diary of Anne Frank

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Lord of the Flies

The Scarlet Letter

The Great Gatsby

Of Mice and Men

1984

 

I thought it was a funny list.  I've read all of them except Harry Potter.  It seems like most of them were required reading in school. 

 

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Smokey2016, same with me.  I've read all but Harry Potter (and I'm not lying lol!).

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Yep, I too have read every one of those except the Potter book.  They were required reading in English Lit 101.  I suspose the students today do not have a very broad reading list; if one at all.  Such a shame.  Although, they may have read the Potter book, but none of the others!  HA!

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I really have read all of them. Four of them were required in high school. Of those 10, I hated three of them, was ambivalent about two, but loved the rest.  In fact, I might not have made it to the end of Of Mice and Men. It’s funny people would lie about them!

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I have read all of them.

How about War and Peace?  Never could finish it.

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My daughter had to read Mysteries of Udolpho in college—she was an English major. I decided I should read it. It’s longer than War and Peace!  I made it to the end, but I skipped some of the descriptive paragraphs. Make that pages!

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@Drythe wrote:

I have read all of them.

How about War and Peace?  Never could finish it.


@Drythe  I agree.  I do think people lie about War and Peace, lol.

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Well, I haven't read any of them.  Or, if I did, I don't remember.  

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I've read them all and some multiple times.

 

I figured the Bible would be on that list.

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@smoky22 wrote:

According to the internets, everyone lies about having read these 10 books:

 

To Kill A Mockingbird

Romeo and Juliet

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Diary of Anne Frank

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Lord of the Flies

The Scarlet Letter

The Great Gatsby

Of Mice and Men

1984

 

I thought it was a funny list.  I've read all of them except Harry Potter.  It seems like most of them were required reading in school. 

 


I read and taught all of them except Harry Potter, which was not allowed. I read Harry Potter just to see what the riots were all about. Since the first, I have read the other Potter books too.

The others on the list are classics, and unless a student attends a college prep high school and is preparing for advanced level college classes, most of these novels probably aren't required. It's a shame and a blight on our educational system.

 

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